crochet

[kroh-shey; British kroh-shey, -shee]
noun
1.
needlework done with a needle having a small hook at one end for drawing the thread or yarn through intertwined loops.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), crocheted [kroh-sheyd; British kroh-sheyd, -sheed] , crocheting [kroh-shey-ing; British kroh-shey-ing, -shee-ing] .
2.
to form by crochet.

Origin:
1840–50; < French: knitting needle, literally, small hook, diminutive of croche, croc < Middle English or Scandinavian. See crook1, -et

crocheter [kroh-shey-er; British kroh-shey-er, -shee-] , noun
well-crocheted, adjective
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crochet (ˈkrəʊʃeɪ, -ʃɪ)
 
vb , -chets, -cheting, -cheted
1.  to make (a piece of needlework, a garment, etc) by looping and intertwining thread with a hooked needle (crochet hook)
 
n
2.  work made by crocheting
3.  architect another name for crocket
4.  zoology a hooklike structure of insect larvae that aids locomotion
 
[C19: from French crochet, diminutive of croc hook, probably of Scandinavian origin]
 
'crocheter
 
n

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crochet
1846, from Fr. crochet, dim. of croc "hook," from O.N. krokr "hook." So called for the hooked needle used.
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Example sentences
Quilting had one, knitting and crocheting had one, even beading has had one.
She was sitting on an ivory settee, crocheting something or other, and had her
  crewels in a shallow willow work-basket in her lap.
Hour after hour she sits patiently at his bedside lost in her thoughts while
  crocheting.
Come share your knitting and crocheting ideas and enjoy the company.
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